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No sleep 'til An Socach

No sleep 'til An Socach


by CurlyWurly » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:25 pm

Munros included on this walk: An Socach (Braemar), Beinn Iutharn Mhor, Carn a'Gheoidh, Carn Aosda, The Cairnwell

Date walked: 28/01/2012

Time taken: 13 hours

Distance: 39 km

Ascent: 1750m

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Re: No sleep 'til An Socach

Postby Malckyb » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:32 pm

Stunning pictures...fab report,you are a brave man camping out in those conditions too!! :shock: :D
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Re: No sleep 'til An Socach

Postby Klaasloopt » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:16 pm

Hurrah! Good effort. Love this report. Especially you taking in Carn Binnein. You couldn't let that sympathetic fella go.

I was in this region last March (my picture here is on Beinn Iutharn Mor), so recognised all of it. I got my ticket to Scotland booked for March 14 8)
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Re: No sleep 'til An Socach

Postby mattmunro » Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:07 am

Loved reading that, thanks! It's great to have no pre-planned agenda for the day, just to get up there and play it by ear...

I like the idea of an assault on the Cairnwell hills from the West to avoid the ugliness, will do that myself I think

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Re: No sleep 'til An Socach

Postby mattmunro » Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:11 am

and good on you for nailing the 5, I'd have had to do the same!
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Re: No sleep 'til An Socach

Postby CurlyWurly » Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:15 pm

mattmunro wrote:I like the idea of an assault on the Cairnwell hills from the West to avoid the ugliness, will do that myself I think

Cheers for all the comments, much appreciated. I fully condone an assault from the west even if it is just to take in the awesome Munro Top, Carn Bhinnein. I contemplated approaching the Cairnwell hills via Ben Gulabin then heading up onto the plateau via Coire Shith or via Creagan Bheithe and Carn Mor. Then nailing the three Cairnwell peaks and dropping over Carn Chrionaidh to the plantation where I started my walk. That way you stay high and avoid all the ski-tows. Unfortunately, you would need two cars for this so I dismissed it but it would make for an epic route.
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